Posted: Oct 16, 2012 11:25 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2012 11:25 AM
Source: The Advocate
BATON ROUGE - State Police arrested two inmates at Dixon Correctional Institute on drug smuggling charges.
Brenden Lands, 29, and Derrick Robertson, 32, are accused of trying to smuggle synthetic marijuana into the facility, according to The Advocate.
Lands approached a corrections officer and told him he would pay him $100 if the officer agreed to help smuggle the synthetic pot into the Jackson facility, the warrants say.
The officer told his supervisors, who then contacted the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office and State Police, the warrants said.
Lands gave the officer a phone number to call to set up a meeting to pick up four grams of synthetic pot, the warrants say. The officer called the number and a woman answered, saying she had a package for Lands, the warrants said.
They agreed to meet at a store in Baker where the officer picked up an envelope containing the synthetic marijuana, the warrants say.
State Police interviewed the woman, and she said she delivered the envelope on behalf of Robertson, who is her boyfriend, the warrants said.
Dixon officials later confirmed to State Police that Robertson had approached the same corrections officer about the synthetic marijuana, the warrants said.
Information was not available Monday as to why Lands and Robertson were serving time in Dixon.
The pair were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of conspiracy to introduce contraband into a penal institution.